Spreitler takes West Amory concerns to board of aldermen

AMORY – Gilmore Foundation Executive Director Danny Spreitler expressed concern on behalf of the homeowners of lower West Amory during the board’s regular-called meeting on Feb. 19.
“We are the forgotten group. We pay our taxes and don’t cause trouble, but we are having issues out there,” Spreitler said.
A lack of streetlights, as well as the condition and size of Tawanna and Walls Lane, were among the chief complaints listed by Spreitler.
“Those roads are at the top of our priority list for the coming year. We plan to work on them as soon as the weather permits,” said Mayor Howard Boozer.
City Clerk Lee Barnett received approval from the board to disperse $23,994 to Landscape Structures – Playscapes of Mississippi, LLC for the purchase of the Pea Patch playground equipment  from the KaBoom grant.
“It will take three weeks to get the materials. In the meantime, we will be trying to get a team of volunteers together for this community build project,” said Barnett.
In a recessed meeting held on Feb.21, the board of aldermen met with Police Chief Ronnie Bowen to discuss leasing versus purchase options on a new police vehicle, but no action was taken.
In other business, the board approved:
-A request to apply for a USDA Farmer’s Market & Local Food Marketing grant.
-A request to apply for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant.
-A request to dispatch for Smithville Police Department at a cost of $1,200 per year.